Dena Burne

We were sorry to hear that Dena Burne died on 25th January 2017, aged 87. The daughter of a (Wesleyan) Methodist Minister, Dena won the Pfeiffer Scholarship to Bedford College, University of London, where she studied Zoology (1947-1950). Bedford College was in Regent’s Park and she was frequently woken by …

Briefing Paper No 32: Donald Trump, the Environment and the Church

For the last few months JRI Operations Director, Dr Martin Hodson, has been looking into Donald Trump’s environmental policies. Since Trump’s election as President of the United States of America this effort has intensified, and has resulted in the production of JRI Briefing Paper Number 32 “Donald Trump, the Environment …

Website Update

The JRI website is currently (28th – 31st December 2016) undergoing a makeover! We are hoping to keep as much functionality as possible during this process but there may be times when links become temporarily inactive and items move from the usual menu location. Please bear with us – and …

“Fantastic, inspirational and informative”

The Annual JRI conference took place on Saturday 5th March and if you missed out, or attended and want to revisit the day, resources are now available on our conference webpage and via the links below. Our theme was ‘A Sustainable Future?’ and we explored the recently agreed United Nations’ …

A Rocha UK Launches Eco Church

A new eco award scheme for UK churches has been developed by JRI partner A Rocha UK with Tearfund and Christian Aid, and was launched at St Paul’s Cathedral on 26th January. Supported by major denominations including the Church of England, Methodist Church and Baptist Union, and various environmental organisations, …